Friday Links

  • The comic book cover above is that of Famous Crimes #10, published way, way back in 1949. This is an odd perspective. Note that judge, responding to the hysteria occurring in his courtroom, exclaims, “This is highly irregular – clear the court room at once!” When is the last time you heard a judge describe something as “highly irregular”?
  • We like to keep tabs on the South Carolina legal blogosphere, even if the blogs from our state aren’t necessarily focused on products liability. So, congratulations to the South Carolina Family Law Blog, which was recently named one of the top fifty divorce blogs.
  • We are disappointed to learn from Gizmodo that Sony has discontinued the Walkman. Yet another technology of yesteryear consigned to the scrapyard of history. Was it only in 1986 that we listened to the Beastie Boys’ License to Ill on our own Walkman? Of course, we shouldn’t complain. Some of the senior partners here are still lamenting the loss of their beloved eight track players, a continuous grieving which prompted one of our junior associates to ask, “What’s an eight track player?” (Additional coverage on the Walkman demise from the Associated Press here and The Consumerist here.).
  • How is it that we only just discovered iPhone J.D., a website and blog dedicated to lawyers using iPhones? It’s like it was created just for us. And it has a Twitter account, too!
  • Last week, we here at Abnormal Use congratulated the Drug and Device Law blog on its fourth birthday. Last Friday, that blog posted one of its annual philosophical and introspective pieces in the wake of the fourth anniversary of its first post. In fact, in that very post, the authors thanked us for our own piece and even noted that they enjoyed our regular posting of legal themed comic book covers on Fridays. However, we did notice that they didn’t get our name quite right – they called us the Abnormally Dangerous blog. This takes us back to high school when the cool kids acknowledged our existence but didn’t get our names fully correct. Well, we’re just going to run with it, and maybe change our name to what they think it is rather than attempt a correction. That’s right, we’re cool now.

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